Actresses Who Turned Down Roles Opposite the Khans

    Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are three topmost superstars of Hindi cinema with whom every actress wants to share screen space. However, there have been instances more than once where some ladies of Bollywood refused to do a film with them. In our latest listicle, we list down those top then popular actresses who turned down roles opposite the Khans.



    Not just Juhi Chawla, but a host of other leading Bollywood actresses of the 90s also turned down the role of Nisha opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the all time blockbuster film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1997). The said role was first offered to Manisha Koirala and then to Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Urmila Matondkar and Kajol before Karisma Kapoor gave her nod to do it.

    Ironically, the decision of playing the second lead in the film worked in Kapoor’s favor as she did not just win oodles of praises for her brilliant performance, but also walked away with the National Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film had three actors in it – Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor – and all the three got the Filmfare Awards for their great performances.

    The musical romantic film was helmed by veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra. Though SRK had previously collaborated with Chopra on critically and commercially successful films like ‘Darr’ (1993) and ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995), ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ marked the very first association of Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor with the Yash Raj camp. And the end result was marvelous. Upon its release on 30th October 1997, the film opened to overwhelming response. Made on a budget of almost Rs. 9 crores, the film went onto gross Rs. 59.82 crores in India and became the third highest opener of the year behind ‘Border’ and ‘Koyla’. With global collection of Rs. 71.86 crores, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ emerged as the highest grossing Indian film of the year worldwide. The film has attained cult status over the years.

    TRIVIA: The film was initially titled ‘Maine to Mohabbat Kar Li’ and ‘Tevar’ before Yash Chopra finally settled on “Dil To Pagal Hai” as the title.



      • What a pity that still you believe in age old non sense..So even great soul like Mohammed Rafi is irrelevant for you… Who was, is and will be pride of my nation. Many historical characters also stand irrelevant….When you guys will change? Everything written in past is not always correct

    1. Religious tolerance and national integration is our priority. Unity in diversity is enshrined in our costitution. We all Indians should be proud of it.
      Religion is faith and our national character is strengthened through our faith.
      I entreat all INDIANS to be one; First an Indian 2nd an Indian and every time an Indian first and always.

      Rest all we can solve with our national Character.

      • u r only right until the rotten Congress comes to power and divides Hindus and Muslims by excessively favoring the Muslims. At that time it is only the Hindus who are made to say the Bhai-Bhai slogan.

      • Please find a few Muslims like your statement you will not find as secularism is a word followed by timids and due this fools India was ruled by outsiders 500 years or more.Be bold say In Hiduism every religion is respected but that does not mean anybody can convert us through fear and force because we will not allow us to be killed or converted like being done in Kashmir and Pakistan.

        • Friend, with objection to your statement on forced conversions and killings of Hindus attributing to acts of Muslims, in this parity wouldn’t India be a Muslim majority nation while she was ruled by so called outsider Muslim rulers for 500 years. Please prevent your brains from intrusions of extremists. I am one such Muslim who hasn’t cast my vote to even an eligible candidate from my community for the reason that he represent a party with my religion name and ideology. So worried to read changing mindset of fellow Indians. Seems we will all only learn by sufferings and not from History.

    2. For as long as there is the like of Mr. Modi and his septic entourage about, Peace will always be Remembered like a 5 Alphabet.The govt. Of India & Mauritius are very weak to deal with all the Insolences being thrown out in the name of Religion.

      We need to be prepared to tackle the False Merchants who are much irresponsible in tackling the Religions as are in this

    3. This is all humbug. I’ve seen movies where some of these actresses worked with one of these Khan’s. This article is only stirring issues creating a doubt in ignorant people. Juhi Chawla worked with Shahrukh Khan. And they were an amazing pair in those movies, mostly comedy with both involved. This article is only showing their personal circumstances where they couldn’t act. Besides every artist likes to work with different actors in different movies. It’s a part of their career like nobody wants to work in same private company until death. This is an entertainment industry, don’t take things too serious with them

    4. Kareeny Kapoor has shamelessly married a Khan who was already married couple of times before.Majority women working in films have no morality and no principles.They do everything if the price is high.

    5. Islam does not believe in Secularism. We stupid Hindus keeps crying about it. They only want one party at the center like a Caliphate concept and most damaging they can not befriend an Infidel as per their religious book. Osama is dead but his message is alive among all Muslims. Show me one Muslim who have criticized ISIS on his wall.

    6. There is one basic difference between Congress and BJP.
      Whereas BJP tries to threaten in public Congress has a semblance of decency in public life


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